It is understood that every part or component of a vehicle is crucial to the driver’s safety. Now, if the vehicle is used for off-roading adventures, ensuring that every component of the vehicle is functioning as it should become even more crucial to one’s safety. Such programs as powersports tire and wheel protection, extended service contracts, and other similar products were specifically developed to ensure that powersports vehicles are always off-road worthy.

Are you a first-time owner of a powersports vehicle? Here are some signs that indicate it may be time to have your wheel and tire checked:

Uneven signs of wear and tear

If your tire’s wear and tear signs are uneven, that is, one side looks more worn out than the other, this could be an indication that your wheels are out of alignment. Check your wheels from the front and rear end views. Are they tilting outwardly (positive camber) or inwardly (negative camber)? The bottom line is, if they are leaning either way, away from the centerline, the wheels are misaligned.

Bring the vehicle to a shop to align your wheels.

Tires keep losing air

Initially, if you notice that your tires lose air when the temperature drops or when the temperature fluctuates, this isn’t necessarily something to be alarmed about. Typically, tires lose about 1 PSI for every ten-degree Fahrenheit drop in temperature.

But if you keep losing air, it could mean that your tire or wheel is damaged. You may have unknowingly driven over a nail, shards of glass, or other sharp objects that punctured your tire. In this case, you must have your tire(s) checked to have the puncture repaired, or if it’s not possible, replace the tire entirely.

Torque Group’s powersports tire and wheel protection program offers 24/7 roadside assistance, so you won’t have to worry about looking for a towing service and/or a mechanic to check and replace your tire(s).

Sometimes, however, something as simple as a missing valve cap is the reason why you’re losing air.

When you’re filling your tires with air, make sure to follow your user manual for the recommended pressure. Tires that are either overinflated or underinflated are a safety hazard.

What type of powersports tire and wheel protection is your dealership offering? Please feel free to contact Torque Group for questions or inquiries on tire and wheel protection and other F&I solutions for powersports vehicles. You may call (800) 859-0590.